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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)


2016 NSSE Highlight Report

2016 NSSE Annual Results Report

2016 NSSE Summary Report

2016 NSSE Results - Snapshot



The National Survey of Student Engagement tracks baccalaureate student opinions on a variety of measures related to their educational experience. The survey is sent to first-year and fourth-year students and results show differences in the experiences of these student cohorts. The survey is more commonly known for providing scores for the Maclean's Magazine annual university rankings issue.

NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in activities and programs that promote their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending their college or university. Institutions use their data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience that can be improved through changes in policy and practice.

VIU currently schedules its participation in NSSE every second year.


Older Reports

2014 NSSE Results - Snapshot

2010 NSSE Results - Summary Presentation

2010 NSSE Results - Graphs of Individual Questions

2010 NSSE Results - Comparisons of Individual Questions

2008 NSSE Results - Summary